DIY Hand Sewn Chanel Inspired Jacket + Pattern Review V7975
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Hello Darlings! Thank you all so much for the support of the new tutorial! the format is so much easier now that there is no downloading required and the access to your purchase never expires. It also makes things much more efficient for me. If you have no checked out the new store front for the tutorials go HERE 😉 I am so in love with my labor of love jacket which I posted about over the last few weeks HERE! I have been meaning to make one for such a long time but I knew the amount of work that would go into it so I kept putting it off until I found this FANTASTIC FABRIC and I could no longer wait.
This jacket took me about 18 hours to complete from start to finish but it was well worth it and considering that 90% of it was hand sewn I think I made it up pretty quick. I had a few stabbing incident with the hand needle but overall the hand sewing wasn’t too bad; I just did most of it while I watched TV. The shell or outside of the jacket is usually made from a boucle weave so to stabilize the fabric and make it more firm it is backed by silk charmeuse. The two layers are then quilted together in long rows in a matching thread color so you can’t see the sewing lines on the right side.
If you read the previous post I ended up fusing the main pieces because after I cut my fabric it was so fragile that I knew trying to handle it too much would have caused me terrible anxiety as I watched my fibers come undone, LOL and I wanted to save myself another 20 hours of work so Karl Lagerfeld, forgive me.I quilted the shell and charmeuse together and machine stitched only the side and shoulder seams of the shell (main fabric) and hand stitched everything else (you can see that in the pics in the previous post HERE)
This was also my “Test” or Wearable Muslin because I have a piece of fabric that cost me $125 a yard and I did not want to cut into it until I had made an attempt at a Chanel-esque jacket first and now that I have I will tackle the next one head on. I am still waiting for the chain to come in the mail so I can hand sew it the hem but I just had to wear it (patience is a virtue I don’t posses)
Pattern Description: Misse’s Jackets Pattern Sizing: I cut the 6
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern once you were done sewing with it? Sort of Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn’t use them as I was making a Chanel Inspired jacket I used couture techniques and hand sewed 90% of my jacket.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like that its a basic design that you can use as a shell to create whatever your mind can conjure up.
Fabric Used: Neon/Cream Multi Boucle found HERE It is unbelievably gorgeous in person!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Like I mentioned above I had my own vision going on and although design wise and construction wise I did my own thing the basic pattern was not altered, I used the pieces as they came.
Would you sew it again? I plan to make another.